The following was written and submitted by Jean Ershler Schatz, artist and researcher from Laguna Woods, California:
Bernard Buffet was born in Paris, France on July 10, 1928. He entered the Ecole des Beaux Arts in 1944 but worked mostly in solitude. He obtained an exhibition at the Gal. des Impressions d'Art in 1947 but attracted no attention. About that time he found his individual style and in 1948 won the Prix de la Critique jointly with Bernard Lorjou. After that he enjoyed the greatest acclaim of the younger French painters, becoming the most commercially successful French painter alive.
He developed a highly mannered style immediately recognizable as his own. In sharp and spikey linear form
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